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Ask Arlene…About Large Bosoms and a Good Tango Connection

From:  Betty Big Boobs

Submitted on 2009/04/17 at 1:58pm

Dear Arlene

I am a recent tango newbie who has a very large bust. I have been taking private lessons and my teacher has told me that I now need to learn to dance in the close embrace style. Do you think my prominent bust will affect my ability to get a good tango connection?


Dear Betty,

I don’t think the size of your bosoms should interfere with having a good Tango connection.  There have been times when I may not have had good Tango connections, but I never thought it had anything to do with certain areas of my anatomy.  If there was something lacking, it probably had more to do with regard to the energy between my partner and myself rather than the size of my breasts.

Women come in a multitude of shapes and sizes and, as far as I know, as long as they have proper posture and hold and a modicum of skill, they seem to be able to get a good Tango connection.

Perhaps the real issue here is learning to dance the close embrace.  Are you frightened of being too close to another human being on the dance floor?  Perhaps you should take a good look at what you may be really concerned about.

I don’t think you have anything to worry about.  Since you say you are having private lessons, you can always try it with your teacher and see if you like it.  If it becomes a problem for you, then maybe you might need to seek some therapy or learn Tango Nuevo.